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Clipothèque and Spotify.

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Integrating Clipothèque with Spotify isn't trivial but it isn't a big deal either. Clipothèque is great for collecting clips of everything - and Spotify URIs are no exception.

The cool thing about working with Spotify is that the Spotify programmers send over drag data in several formats. One of which is an 'HTML' format with both an anchor tag and a descriptive text.

As Clipothèque can already use its autocoding database to transform URLs into Spotify URIs and embed codes it can already fill in two of the three fields in a Clipothèque record. The final field - the title of the clip - is merely a matter of parsing out the descriptive text in the HTML data.

And there you have it. Working with Spotify is even easier than working with YouTube and other online services. And the Spotify URIs interact directly with the Spotify application without going online to do it.

CLIX gets in on the game too. Fields for title, artist, comments, and the Spotify command: it's already there.

About the only thing Spotify needs help with - if anything - is a growing list of playlists. Clipothèque (and CLIX) files can be used to organise your playlists outside the application. Yet using either app to activate Spotify is as seamless as working within Spotify itself.

Specially integrated versions of these ACP applications will be available to ACP and Xfile subscribers on 17 January. A special new version of Clipothèque will be released as freeware later this spring.

Drop a line to clipify@rixstep.com if you'd like to participate in the beta programme for these applications.

Clipothèque now supports Spotify.
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